German customs police raided Hyundai IT Corp in Berlin on Saturday, seizing flat-screen televisions from its stand at IFA, the world's largest consumer electronics fair.
A German court had ruled late on Thursday that Hyundai and
other east Asian and European firms were marketing
unlicensed patented technology at IFA and authorized 69
raids, a spokesman for Berlin's customs investigation
A Reuters photographer witnessed uniformed customs police
removing Hyundai's flat-screen televisions in front of the
public and trade visitors, leaving an empty stand with
wires hanging from it.
Similar but smaller raids have taken place at other German
technology fairs such as Hanover's Cebit in recent years.